Confirmation Ministry at St. James

CONFIRMATION CALENDAR: here is what is going on….

About

Confirmation is the church's ministry that helps young people live into their baptismal faith.

Confirmation is the church's ministry that helps young people live into their baptismal faith.

At it's heart, Confirmation Ministry is about nurturing a living Christian faith in the context of a community of faith and struggle.  It is a time of questioning and assurance.  It is a time of making connections between God's story and the stories of our own lives.  It is a time for worship - to be fed spiritually through Word and Sacrament.  It is a time to experience God's world and find our place as we love our neighbor.  It is a time for building and deepening relationships. 

With God...

we will build and deepen our relationship

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With each other...

we will build and deepen relationships

With our neighbors...

we will build and deepen relationships


Summary of Components/Learning Objectives

To see what is involved with Confirmation Ministry at St. James - click here

 

Learning Pods

What are they? PODS are an innovation at St. James Lutheran that allows options for faith formation.  Throughout the year, confirmation students will have the opportunity to choose an experience in which they can grow in their faith and connection with the church.  Each POD lasts for only a few weeks and will be led by different adults.  Pastor Walt will integrate Bible and Catechism learning into each POD experience.   

Why are we using them? One of the learnings from St. James’ Learner Directed Confirmation Pilot was that students gained a great deal when they were able to choose the experience through which they learned.  Having choice made confirmation fun and engaging.  Also, action-reflection is a powerful teaching tool.  When lessons followed experiences, students learned on a whole new level.   

 

2018-2019 Schedule  

For the week-by-week calendar - click here